Chapter 8. Optimizing and Exporting

After you complete your artwork, you need to export it. Whether you want to use your images on the Web or for multimedia presentations, Fireworks provides several methods for creating the best-quality images with the smallest-possible file sizes. Fireworks exports the following formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, PSD, Illustrator 7, and WBMP. WBMP (Wireless Bitmap) is the graphic format optimized for mobile computing devices.

Exporting your images is actually a two-step process. First, you set the optimizing parameters you want for your image on the Optimize panel; then you export the image, saving it according to your optimization settings.

Fireworks’s native file format is PNG. Although it is possible to use ...

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